Although double-pane is more significantly insulative than a single pane window, you should be aware of the age of your windows. If your double-pane windows are older than 20 years, chances are, the seals have cracked, and there may be leakage. Also, old double-pane windows were made in an era before many of the advanced technologies like gas fillings, vinyl frames, and low-conductive spacers were readily available. Many of our homeowners replace old double-pane windows with new ones, and see significant energy savings.
A vinyl window is actually referring to the frame, not the glass itself. Glass panes remain “made of glass”. But the frame, the material along the edges that holds the window together, can be made of many kinds of material, including aluminum, vinyl (pvc), and wood. Vinyl has a low conductive property, which means that the temperature between outside and inside stay apart longer, and don’t pass through as easily as metal. This is the energy efficiency we refer to from vinyl windows.
What is most important to look for is the Energy Star Certified in Canada label. It is similar to the ratings system in the States; but for the Canadian market. Because Canada’s overall climate is trends towards colder winters, it is essential to have high-efficiency windows. Delco Windows & Doors carries a full line of certified high-efficiency windows.
When a window is filled with gas, Argon, (and sometimes krypton and xenon) is injected into the space between the glass panes of the window. This forms a denser barrier, functioning much like water, that slows down the temperature transfer between the inside and outside of a window. Gas-filled windows are one of many features that help create energy efficiency. Older windows in your home likely do not have this gas-filled feature, as it a more recent development over the past 20 years.
A permit is required in the event that you will be making structural or material changes to your house as part of the installation. In other words if you are creating new openings, or increasing the size of your windows, a permit is necessary.
In some cases, yes. However, it all depends on the load-bearing nature of the studs in your wall near the vertical sides (jambs) of your window. If they are transferring significant structural load around your window, it is not wise to adjust the width. Often times, the height of a window, however, is easier to change; still providing you a larger, more spacious, window.
All our windows and doors are custom manufactured here in Canada. All components assembly is done right here, contributing to the Canadian and local Toronto economy. Delco is part of the manufacturing process. But we also offer service of design, installation, and follow-up.
While we can simply provide the actual window or door itself, and let you obtain your own installer, it is recommended that Delco handle the entire process. The transferrable warranty is available for full-service installations.
While our specialty is high-efficiency replacement vinyl windows, we do offer some other frame materials, including wood-aluminum hybrid frames, and newer aluminum framing, which has some of the energy efficient benefits of vinyl.
Condensation inside window panes is typically due to broken seals around the window, which let air transfer into the pane. Once this happens, the window glass loses much of its insulative properties. While in theory, the glass could be resealed, it is difficult and expensive to remove the unsightly condensation, as well as correct the future possibility of it happening again. It is best to replace the window altogether. New vinyl frame windows have better, longer-lasting seals.
There is a wide range of prices for entry doors. Steel entry doors are on the lower-range, about $1,000 - $2,500 CAD range. Fiberglass doors, with their sophisticated insulative materials, can range from $2,500- $3,000. Depending on installation options, these prices may change.
We offer a transferable warranty for our window and door products, all parts, as well as labour. Ask us for details.
We do offer discounts for certain window and door installation projects. For example, depending on the number of windows you want to install, we offer a multi-window installation discount for some large projects. In addition, by having our installation crew come just one time, instead of multiple projects, we can pass some savings on to you. this can sometimes lead to savings of 30-50% off the entire project.
Be aware, there are several window and door contractors in the Toronto area that advertise promotional offers like 45% off or even 50% off installation. To be honest, this is deceptive. What these companies do not tell you, is that many customers do not qualify. These discounts often only apply to their higher-priced window and door models.
Also, sometimes these promotions require customers to use their contracted financing partner, which they make a kickback fee from, leaving you with higher interest rates than if you were to simply shop around. Also, some of these financing options require a high application fee that is above and beyond the interest, and have prepayment penalties and additional annual fees. In addition, these promotions require a very large minimum order, (sometimes full house window and door replacements), using the more expensive models that they marked the price up artificially to make up for the discount. In the end, the homeowner is stuck with unnecessarily expensive windows and high payments.
We recommend homeowners to shop around. The best way to know you are getting the best deal is to stick with a company that has been in the Toronto area for a long time and has a reputation to grow and protect. Here are some tips:
Yes, we offer several payment options, including our in-house financing.
You can take advantage of no interest and no payments for 180 days, or other financing options that suit your budget.
Delco Windows and Doors accepts many payment plans and forms of payment, to make your window and door installation project a success.
Learn more about payment options here.
Yes. The Canada Greener Homes Grant offers up to $10,6000 back to homeowners who retrofit their homes with energy efficient windows and doors. This also includes certain other energy-efficiency retrofits.
If you don't know how to apply, we can help you. We are happy to give you advice on which window and door models qualify, and how the program operates.
The loan can pay a portion (up to 15%) of the loan amount up front such as deposits and down payments. The remaining amount will be paid after the post-retrofit evaluation has verified the successful completion of the retrofits.
To request the upfront portion, you must upload your final contractor quote, and input the requested deposit amount, into your loan portal.
Retrofits can include qualified versions of:
These items must be of a certain rating and installed by a qualified contractor. Windows and Doors must be EnergyStar certified. More details can be found with Natural Resources Canada.
The grant provides funds that do not have to be repaid. This can be up to $10,600 per home, to cover both the evaluations and parts of the retrofits. Both the loan and grant require the same accountability program and work together. Pre and post-retrofit evaluations are required.
The loan, however, can be up to $40,000 in interest-free payments, paid over 10 years.
It’s simple. If you live in Ontario, you’ll be given access to a similar, but separate portal for the Canada Greener Homes Loan. For some provinces, it is directly part of the grant portal.
You must first have a qualified pre-retrofit evaluation performed before any retrofit work can start or be completed. Any retrofits already completed do not qualify, but additional retrofits recommended by the EnerGuide advisor from the evaluation can qualify.
No. First, you must apply for the grant and be qualified. Then you are eligible to apply for the loan. This allows the grant to be fully used and reduces the costs to the loan program.
Yes, Equifax Canada will track the performance of your loan payoff.
Every window and door dealer may have different prices for their models and installation. Both product and installation costs can qualify. However, it is recommended that you shop around to find the best option for you. Depending on financing options, you may not have to come out of pocket for any of the costs.
In fact, there is a cost for not applying for the program. This program is already funded by government and utility charges. It can only be claimed if you apply.
7 years staring from January 2022
Yes, rental homes can qualify as long as you are the owner.
Unfortunately, Tenants can’t qualify.
No, you can’t, as you must do the first assessment before you install the windows or doors.
All of our window installers are part of our company. This allows us to maintain control and quality. If there is ever an issue with your replacement window project, you do not need to call several people or hunt down a sub contractor. We handle it all. The window installers that will install your windows are trained, licensed and specialized in windows and doors. YHou will know you are receiving the best quality window installation when you know the window installers are part of our company.
This is what makes full-service window installation. From measurement and planning, to purchase, permits and delivery, and finally window installation, Delco Windows and Doors handles the entire process.
There are many kinds of replacement windows. Between sizes, energy efficiency ratings, and man y other factors, we understand it can be woverwhelming. During the measurement and consultation, we assist our clients on choosing the best replacement window for the job. We want to earn your business by giving you the options for the best value window for the project, not the most expensive. Our clients come back, and refer other clients, because they know they have received the best replacement windows that last for years to come, and are competitively priced.
It is helpful to know that there are two types categories when it comes to deciding on replacement windows. And while there are other ways of categorizing, such as levels of energy efficiency, they all ultimately relate to two categories. Once you know these, you can then move forward with the right one.
Some windows have a specific function they perform. For example, operable windows, simply open up or move. This allows for fresh air, various types of ventillation, and cleaning. Also, stable, fixed windows, provide a function. Even the glass, such as a frosted feature, provides a function of privacy. Do you want a window that can open? Do you want a window that offere privacy? Do you want a window that has a special film for reducing certain kinds of light? Look at the functions of your desired windows.
The type of material can be a big factore in replacement window choice. When we look at material, we are referring to the frame material. Virtually all window glazing is made of glass. But the frame material makes a big difference, depending on the location, style of home, stud framing, siding, etc. The big replacement window material types include: vinyl windows, wood windows, fiberglass windows, and aluminum windows. Our initial consultation can give you helpful advice and guidance on which material works best for your situation.
Finally, look and design is the third big category of replacement windows. Size, color, films, amd frame thickness can all impact the style of windows. There are also minor design styles like grilles, mundons, and even matching trim. Window fashon plays a big role in selecting the right replacement window, especially for custom homes and luxury estates.
When you have reviewed the functions, frame material and design of your replacement windows, you are now ready to make the right choice. You can have peace-of-mind know ing you picked the right window for your home, to enjoy for years to come.
Double-pane replacement windows were a large improvement over old single-pane windows of the past. Panes, also called glazing, is the sheet of glass that forms the surface of a window. Double-pane windows are two sheets of glass, sealed in the sash, forming a vacuum gap, that reduces heat loss and energy loss. Double pane is the standard for any replacement window. Recent advancements have now made triple pane (glazing of three sheets of glass, with two vacuum gaps) a viable option. These windows are ultra high efficiency, and offer the greatest energy savings of all window glazing. However, the cost is much higher. Up to 40% higher on the product.
For most homeowners, we recommend a higher grade double pane replacement window over a triple pane. The use of films, advanced spacers and frame insulation, will bring energy savings comparable to a triple pane window, with less cost. Homeowners, needing additional sound reducing benefits, and the highest level of energy savings, can opt for a triple-pane replacement window.
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